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Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 557 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 246mm x 28mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521698529
  • ISBN 13: 9780521698528
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 18,415

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First published in 1978, Reading Greek has become a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used widely in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. It has also been translated into several foreign languages. This volume provides full grammatical support together with numerous exercises at different levels. For the second edition the presentations of grammar have been substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and the volume has been completely redesigned, with the use of colour. Greek-English and English-Greek vocabularies are provided, as well as a substantial reference grammar and language surveys. The accompanying Text and Vocabulary volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills, simultaneously receiving a good introduction to Greek culture.

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'Grammar and Exercises is unique - in comparison to alternative learning Greek material - in its comprehensibility. ... a comprehensive guide to learning ancient Greek ... Moreover, the book is accessible to independent learners and those on distance-learning courses.' The Journal of Classics Teaching

Table of contents

A. Grammar and exercises for Sections One-Twenty: Alphabet and pronunciation; Part I. Sections One-Three; Part II. Sections Four-Seven; Part III. Sections Eight-Ten; Part IV. Sections Eleven-Fifteen; Part V. Sections Sixteen-Eighteen; Part VI. Section Nineteen; Part VII. Section Twenty; B. Reference Grammar; C. Language surveys; D. A total Greek-English vocabulary of all words to be learnt; E. English-Greek vocabulary; F. Grammar index.